In-person : Topic 1: AI governance & threats; Topic 2: Cloud Dinosaur to Cloud Cheetah (2 CPEs)

When:  Feb 15, 2024 from 17:30 to 20:30 (PT)
Associated with  Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic 1: Why AI governance is critical for AI safety and what threats does the rise of AI bring

Brief: As a seasoned GRC professional currently specializing in AI Assurance, Alisher's presentation will cover the criticality of AI governance for ensuring AI safety amidst the rapid evolution of AI technologies, especially over the past year. He will discuss how the swift transformation of the business landscape, driven by AI leads to fast adoption of governance frameworks, like NIST AI RMF. Also, while regulations are emerging, like it often happens, the adoption will take time, underscoring the urgent need for governance of AI systems. Having a direct experience with AI day to day, he will highlight the new threat landscape posed by AI, the current approaches to handle them, emphasizing the importance of governance in mitigating these risks and ensuring safe, ethical AI.

Speaker Bio: Alisher Yuldashev is GRC/security professional passionate in AI safety, currently building safe AI systems at ASAPP. Areas of expertise and professional interest include: Artificial Intelligence | AI Assurance, governance, risks | Emerging Tech | IT Audit | Cybersecurity | Governance, Risk Management, Compliance | Data Privacy | Innovation | Regulatory and Contract Compliance | Security Frameworks | Third Party Attestations and Certifications (SOC2, PCI, etc.) | Security Due-Diligence | Data Assurance | Emerging Tech | Cloud.

Topic 2: Cloud Dinosaur to Cloud Cheetah 

Brief: As a security and audit professional you are in a necessary but often thankless job. For a lot of organizations cloud is one of the largest spends in their technology budgets and only growing. However security & compliance are still considered as barriers to deriving value from cloud adoption.Given that audit and security professionals are considered ‘naysayers’, ‘obstacles’ or ‘blockers’, how can you change this perception? 99% of the time the job is indeed very reactionary and ‘after the fact’. How to be in the 1% Come hear a prominent thought leader and a veteran in the audit and security space, Yogita Parulekar, on how you can indeed be a value driver and business enabler and help your organizations achieve value from cloud spend. 

Speaker Bio: Yogita Parulekar is a Technology, cybersecurity, audit, risk, governance and business executive. Recognized as a Security Veteran by SC Magazine in their Women in Security feature. Extensive speaking experience including Private Directors Association (PDA) panels on AI in the Boardroom and Cybersecurity in the Boardroom under the emerging landscape, ITAA-NASSCOM joint conference, ISACA Silicon Valley and ISACA Japan (keynote) conferences, American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin, SV-ISSA, CISO level thought leadership panels and so on. 


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